BEVERLY - The Elkins March Madness Tournament got underway on Thursday night at Beverly Elementary School's Russell Curtis Memorial Gymnasium.
The tournament, sponsored by the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA, features teams competing in three different divisions - third-, fifth- and seventh grades.
Games will be played at Beverly, the YMCA and Davis &?Elkins College's McDonnell Center today and Saturday. The title games will be held ?on Saturday, starting with the third-grade championship at 1:30 p.m. The other times will be determined.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle
Elkins’ Luke Jackson drives to the basket against Philippi defender Jed Hawkins during Elkins March Madness Tournament play Thurday at Beverly Elementary School.
In Thursday's opening action, Philippi defeated Elkins, 40-14, in third-grade action as Mason Halfin scored 17 points, Brayden Cole added nine and Albert Gonzalez six.
Max Jackson paced Elkins with 10 points.
In fifth-grade play, Philippi also defeated Elkins, 41-12.
Bria Jacobs fired in 14 points for Philippi, while Jed Hawkins and Marissa Schiefelbein tallied five each.
Luke Jackson led Elkins with eight points.
Belington faced Grafton B in Thursday's late game in third-grade play.
Teams competing in the three-day tournament include Elkins, Philippi Grafton, Buckhannon, Pendleton County, Tucker County, Moorefield, Belington and?Lewis County.